Westbrook electric again, Warriors win

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Russell Westbrook continued his incredible NBA season as the Golden State Warriors claimed another win.

Westbrook took over late for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who recorded a 117-112 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday.

The Warriors made it seven straight victories, overcoming the Detroit Pistons 119-113.

Also among the winners were the Cleveland Cavaliers, who eased past the Brooklyn Nets.

 

WONDERFUL WESTBOOK

Thunder star Westbrook took over against the Celtics, putting up 45 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists at TD Garden.

Westbrook's latest impressive performance marks his 14th triple-double of this still-young NBA season.

He is on pace to shatter his own career high of 18 triple-doubles in a single season set in 2015-16.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with a double-double of 34 points and 10 assists.

 

WINNING WARRIORS

The Warriors were largely comfortable against the Pistons.

Kevin Durant led the way with 32 points, while Stephen Curry had 25 to go with eight assists.

Tobias Harris had 26 points off the bench for the Pistons.

 

CAVS CRUISE

The Cavaliers had seven players in double digits for points in their 119-99 win over the Nets.

Kyrie Irving (13 points and 10 assists), Kevin Love (14 points and 15 rebounds) and Tristan Thompson (16 points and 11 rebounds) all had double-doubles.

The Nets were led by Brook Lopez's 16 points.

 

THE WESTBROOK SHOW

SPURS WIN, ROCKETS BEATEN

The San Antonio Spurs eased past the Portland Trail Blazers 110-90 and the Houston Rockets went down to the Memphis Grizzlies 115-109.

The Chicago Bulls suffered a 103-91 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Orlando Magic crushed the Los Angeles Lakers 109-90 and the Milwaukee Bucks easily beat the Washington Wizards 123-96.

The Sacramento Kings edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105, the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the Miami Heat 91-87 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 109-108.

The Phoenix Suns were 123-116 winners against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Toronto Raptors had a 104-98 victory over the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Los Angeles Clippers 90-88.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE

The NBA takes Saturday off, but returns with a quintet of games Sunday, all of which carry some level of appeal. The highlight, of course, is the NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and Cavs, but the schedule also offers Celtics at Knicks, Bulls at Spurs, Timberwolves at Thunder and Clippers at Lakers.